In 2012, as in previous years, there were no work-related
fatalities involving BME or BME Group employees.
Health and safety training
The company ensures that its workforce receives the ap-
propriate training in health and safety matters. All new
employees attend an online training course on work-
place risk prevention.
Also in 2012, themedical service, in collaborationwith the
Human Resources Department and Corporate Communi-
cation published two new editions of the Health News-
letter on how the automatic defibrillators installed in the
workplace work and on carpal tunnel syndrome. The
main objective of this newsletter is to provide informa-
tion on specific illnesses and their risks, foster preventive
measures to ward off certain conditions and encourage
employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle. It also welcomes
employees’ enquiries and suggestions in various fields of
healthcare such as courses, donor campaigns, etc.
Lastly, BME’s medical service has designed a training
video about automatic defibrillators and how to use them
correctly which is available on the intranet.
Also, BME has developed a health and safety training plan
for all employees of BME that are designated as “Preven-
tion Delegates”within the Health and Safety Committees,
Evacuation Teams, Emergencies and First Aid.
Finally, the staff of the security company hired by BME
for managing the security of their buildings meets all
the requirements of the legislation, especifically the ISO
14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 for the provision of mon-
itoring and protection services in relation to persons,
goods and ancillary services. It also provides refresher
training courses on quality service and protocol and legal
and operational aspects of property crime. In addition
to the above courses, the Safety Department teaches its
staff specialised security training on explosives detection
and treatment in offices and protocols in the evacuation
of corporate headquarters.
(*) Sick leave figures for 2010, 2011 and 2012 include the 202, 199 and 239 employees not attending work due to sickness but who did not present a medical certifi-
cate.This type of leave has a maximumduration of 3 days
2010
2011
2012
Absenteeism and accident rates
Accident index
0.28%
1.10%
0.68%
Sick leave
545(*)
591(*)
582(*)
Accident leave
2
8
5
Leave of absence
Trade union
0
0
0
Voluntary leave
3
9
4
Special leave
0
0
0
Maternity leave
17
10
13
Paternity leave
16
21
10
69
BME employees
2
3
Corporate and Social
Responsibility
Report 2012
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